Racists Flip Out About Malia Obama and Interracial Couple - Internet Responds Spectacularly

The internet has always been a place where racists can go to register their hatred while bravely hiding behind a cloak of digital anonymity. That’s been extra true over the last 48 hours, as racist trolls—self-loathing sacks of shit who live in perpetual fear of their own inferiority—have logged on to share their reactions to news and images involving black people. Unsurprisingly, Fox News is involved.

The network’s site posted an announcement about Malia Obama’s college plans, which in case you live under a rock in the Mariana Trench, involve attending Harvard—her dad’s alma mater—in 2017 after a gap year. The article went up and pretty much immediately, the Fox News site was flooded with the kinds of angry racist comments you might expect from the kinds of angry racists who read Fox News. Eventually, perhaps after remembering that this is a bit too much evidence of who their audience is, the organization shut down comments altogether.

There was also the Old Navy tweet featuring an interracial family, which caused a lot of other racists—maybe even some of the same ones from Fox, but they’re everywhere, really—to take to the internet and complain about typical racist fears: white genocide, anti-white propaganda, and—in a hat tip to vocabulary from the 19th century—“miscegenation.”


Jack McCain, son of Arizona Republican senator John McCain, is married to Renee Swift McCain, an Air Force officer who also happens to be African American. The two addressed the hurt feelings of the Old Navy racists in the best way: with pictures of their own family that basically shout, in dulcet tones, “go fuck yourselves!”




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